On the nose, beautiful tropical fruits
burst from the glass with subtle notes of
mulling spices - a hallmark of the 2016 vintage.
On the palette, this Sauvignon Blanc has a juicy
acidity with candied lychee and guava fruits. Its'
finish is long and clean with delicate baking
spices and minerality.
We split the fermentation into two portions
tank and barrel. By doing this we create
complexity. The tank fermented portion is
fermented at very low temperature. A cool
slow fermentation allows a larger amount of
fruity esters to stay in the wine. While the
barrel fermented wine (15%) absorbs color,
flavor, sugar, and aromatics of spice, vanilla,
and toast. The barrels also build structure
and lengthen the finish by adding tannin.
We use a cooperage based in Romania by
the name of Transylvania Bois Tonnellerie.
This extremely tight-grained eastern
European oak fits our sauvignon blanc
program like a glove.